This Comparative Study Delves into the Literary Works of Easterine Kire, a Prominent Naga Author,
To Explore the Intricate Interplay of History, Memory, Landscape, and Patriarchal Ideology In Her Novels 'A
Respectable Woman' and 'A Terrible Matriarchy.' Set Against the Backdrop of Nagaland, India, These
Novels Provide a Nuanced Understanding of the Socio-Cultural Dynamics and Transformations That Have
Shaped the Naga Society. Memory Emerges As a Central Theme, As the Study Examines How Characters In
Both Novels Grapple With Personal and Collective Memories, Reflecting the Broader Collective Memory Of
The Naga People. the Landscape, Both Natural and Urban, Serves As a Powerful Symbol In Kire's Works.
Furthermore, the Research Investigates the Presence of Patriarchal Ideology In Naga Society, Analyzing
How It Influences Gender Roles and Societal Expectations. It Highlights Instances of Resistance And
Empowerment, Particularly Among Female Characters, Illustrating Their Agency In Challenging Oppressive
Norms. Through a Comparative Approach, This Study Uncovers Commonalities and Differences In How
History, Memory, Landscape, and Patriarchal Ideology Are Portrayed In 'A Respectable Woman' and 'A
Terrible Matriarchy.' It Sheds Light on the Evolution of Easterine Kire's Perspective on These Themes And
Their Implications For Understanding Naga Identity and Postcolonial Literature. In Conclusion, This
Research Contributes to the Broader Discourse on Postcolonial Literature, Gender Dyn ...